[CentOS-devel] New XFS code for the CentOS-4 Kernel from SGI

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Nov 24 13:50:13 UTC 2005

Karanbir Singh wrote:
> James Pearson wrote:
>>> NOTE:  This will not run currently with the CentOS Plus kernel, as XFS
>>> is already compiled as a module on that kernel.
>>> After some testing here (if all goes well), a new CentOS Plus kernel
>>> w/out XFS will be compiled and this code will also be moved (with
>>> instructions) to the CentOSPLus repo.
>> I would personally prefer if this XFS code could be merged into the 
>> CentOS Plus kernel. Having it as a separate RPM is a bit messy.
> If you work back, the number of different options that are available, 
> its better to have individual rpm's that complement a standard stable 
> kernel.
> Elaborating : there are a few dozen options enabled with the centosplus 
> kernel, in the event that any one of those creates a problem for your 
> setup - you have an unusalbe xfs setup. Having an individual rpm ensures 
> you dont carry the extra baggage of these other options with you.
> Anyway, yum should handle dep's for you, there is no reason why an rpm 
> that complements the kernel should be 'messy'.

Might be OK for most 'extras' - but not a file system that could be used 
at install time ... OK, you have to rebuild the installer with the 
CentOS Plus kernel to get to this stage, but this becomes more difficult 
if XFS isn't part of the installer kernel.

James Pearson

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